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(Some Guy)   There's nothing like settling into your new $700 skybox seat to watch a good game of high school football   (keynoter.com) divider line 34
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2007-08-30 07:41:45 AM
Well, there isn't a whole lot to do on Marathon on Friday nights.
 
2007-08-30 07:44:18 AM
You can always go to the Hurricane after getting a fish sandwich from Keys Fisheries while reading the Keynoter. And um...
 
2007-08-30 08:24:12 AM
That makes no sense. You want to be right next to the sideline fence so you can see the high school cheerleaders.
 
2007-08-30 08:26:07 AM
Hey, if the market is there, go for it.

Surprised to read that they'll be serving regular stadium fare - hotdogs, burgers, etc. Then they say that proceeds will help their culinary arts program.

Why not have better food for the sky boxes, prepared by the culinary arts students?
 
2007-08-30 08:51:38 AM
Earguy: Why not have better food for the sky boxes, prepared by the culinary arts students?

Maybe next year... this year, it seems they need help.
 
2007-08-30 08:58:20 AM
Roughly $20 a seat per game is not that outrageous. So, meh.
 
2007-08-30 09:05:05 AM
TheDumbBlonde: Well, there isn't a whole lot to do on Marathon on Friday nights.

FTFY.
 
2007-08-30 09:32:50 AM
sullyman: Roughly $20 a seat per game is not that outrageous. So, meh.

For a high school football game? Really?
 
2007-08-30 09:37:02 AM
sullyman: Roughly $20 a seat per game is not that outrageous.

For a high school sports game? Fark that.

For a game that's well-funded by your tax dollars? Double fark that.
 
2007-08-30 09:48:07 AM
wow. I lived in Central FLA for a while and know how big HS football is there, but how big can the crowd be in Marathon? do they get people from all up and down the Keys to come to these games? (that can be a long ass drive)
 
2007-08-30 09:49:57 AM
i figured this story would be from TX.
people take HS football pretty damn seriously around here. (much more so than in florida - i know - i was raised in FL and played HS football there)... cheers
 
2007-08-30 09:52:19 AM
Well, there isn't a whole lot to do on Marathon

that land part of the Keys is just where people sleep. during the day everyone's diving or fishing or both.
/diver
 
2007-08-30 10:02:42 AM
www.simpsonspark.com

Approves

/What in the name of High School football!
 
2007-08-30 10:04:53 AM
wjllope:
i figured this story would be from TX.
So did I, actually.

\sitting 3 miles from an 18,000 capacity high school football stadium, and 20 miles from a 20,000 capacity high school football stadium (that starred in the movie Friday Night Lights.)
 
2007-08-30 10:07:42 AM
Kyosuke: So did I, actually.

I was watching Remember The Titans the other day, and the narrator at the beginning of the movie said, "In Virginia, high school football was a way of life."

I thought to myself, "I lived there for 20-something odd years, and I can't remember anyone giving a damn about high school football. Certainly not enough for it to be called a way of life."
 
2007-08-30 10:14:37 AM
SchlingFo:
Certainly not enough for it to be called a way of life."
The whole farking world revolves around it here. It's so bad that no one dares schedule any other entertainment event on Fridays during the season, else they'll lose money from lack of attendance.

However, shortly after the game starts is a great time to go out to eat, as the restaurants aren't busy then.

That 20,000 seat stadium is in a 100,000 person town.
 
2007-08-30 10:17:22 AM
great, so now the entitlement starts in high school

Get ready for more dog fighting.
 
2007-08-30 10:24:01 AM
Kyosuke: The whole farking world revolves around it here. It's so bad that no one dares schedule any other entertainment event on Fridays during the season, else they'll lose money from lack of attendance.

However, shortly after the game starts is a great time to go out to eat, as the restaurants aren't busy then.

That 20,000 seat stadium is in a 100,000 person town.


That's just nuts. Texas is like that in a lot of towns. Fortunately, Houston is big enough, and has enough pro sports teams that we don't have high school sports plastered on the front page of the Chron :)
 
2007-08-30 10:26:18 AM
Come on. You're a wealthy individual with kids at the school who play football. You want to do your part for the school to ensure that people continue to get this opportunity. Be a sport and pay handsomely for an actual product, rather than just giving a handout.

You tight farks.
 
2007-08-30 10:27:33 AM
sojourner: You want to do your part for the school to ensure that people continue to get this opportunity.

Keep paying taxes.
 
2007-08-30 10:43:34 AM
Piling on with the "Texas" thought... saw the "Florida" tag, read the article, then it was "wait 'til they hear about this in Texas, they'll make these folks look like pikers."
 
2007-08-30 11:02:37 AM
how do people live in places like this??? Do they simply not know any better?

I would end my life if that were the only other choice.
 
2007-08-30 11:27:55 AM
My high school in WV had a 6000 seat stadium in a town of 10,000. Overflow crowd when the team is respectable.

/Miss that sense of community.
//Don't miss living in a place that comes alive 5 times a year.
 
2007-08-30 11:28:04 AM
SchlingFo: I was watching Remember The Titans the other day, and the narrator at the beginning of the movie said, "In Virginia, high school football was a way of life."

I thought to myself, "I lived there for 20-something odd years, and I can't remember anyone giving a damn about high school football. Certainly not enough for it to be called a way of life."


In Tampa, it was no big deal, only students and parents really went to the games.

I lived in Texas for a year, and it was crazy there. College-quality stadiums with astroturf, and players treated like big deals: autograph-seekers, no-show jobs, and girls galore. I couldn't believe it.
 
2007-08-30 11:32:53 AM
Earguy: SchlingFo: I was watching Remember The Titans the other day, and the narrator at the beginning of the movie said, "In Virginia, high school football was a way of life."

I thought to myself, "I lived there for 20-something odd years, and I can't remember anyone giving a damn about high school football. Certainly not enough for it to be called a way of life."

In Tampa, it was no big deal, only students and parents really went to the games.

I lived in Texas for a year, and it was crazy there. College-quality stadiums with astroturf, and players treated like big deals: autograph-seekers, no-show jobs, and girls galore. I couldn't believe it.



Everything is dumber in Texas
 
2007-08-30 11:49:59 AM
strangeguitar: That makes no sense. You want to be right next to the sideline fence so you can see the high school cheerleaders.

Perhaps the luxury box comes with a cheerleader?

For $700 it better.
 
2007-08-30 12:40:56 PM
This is high school football, which means high school cheerleaders, which means they're under 18, which means they're jailbait, which means you 2 are a couple of pervs.
 
2007-08-30 01:07:50 PM
Shrugging Atlas:

Perhaps the luxury box comes with a cheerleader?

For $700 it better.



The article doesn't mention that for $800, you get two cheerleaders, a pole, and a strobe light.
 
2007-08-30 01:12:40 PM
Dick Gozinya: which means you 2 are a couple of pervs

You must be new here.
 
2007-08-30 01:25:21 PM
If not for the "Florida" tag, I would've have guessed (w/o RTFA) that we were talking about Texas here.
 
2007-08-30 02:46:11 PM
FTFA "It's definitely good for our fans and helps our program by bringing in some money," Martin said. "Football is [much] more expensive than any other sport."
This guy has never heard of hockey
/yeah, I guessed Texas too
 
2007-08-30 04:50:36 PM
figured this story would be from TX. People take HS football pretty damn seriously around here.

I do play by play for high school football in Austin. The stadium I brodacast from is referred to as "the palace". It has field turf, a score/replay board that a lot of colleges would kill for, huge grandstands, three stories of press, coaches, administration, and media boxes and had a price tag of 20 mil.

it's so bad that no one dares schedule any other entertainment event on Fridays during the season, else they'll lose money from lack of attendance.

which is another reason why NBC is retarded. They took a good show about high school football in texas (and shot in texas) that is getting poor viewership and put it on Friday nights when A LOT of their fanbase is going to be at high school football games. Really? I mean really? That is one of the worst time slots possible for a show centered around Texas high school football.
 
2007-08-30 09:11:16 PM
Cuerobin

which is another reason why NBC is retarded. They took a good show about high school football in texas (and shot in texas) that is getting poor viewership and put it on Friday nights when A LOT of their fanbase is going to be at high school football games.

Which is a good thing, because any show that revolves around Texas and high school football should not last more than 3 episodes. What NBC did that was retarded is actually pick it up in the first place.
 
2007-09-01 01:43:31 PM
88WVU93: My high school in WV had a 6000 seat stadium in a town of 10,000. Overflow crowd when the team is respectable.

/Miss that sense of community.
//Don't miss living in a place that comes alive 5 times a year.


Parkersburg?
 
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